Coming Soon: ‘Teaching & Learning Guide for: Between Political Religion and Politicized Religion – Interwar Fascism and Religion Revisited by Mr. Eliot Assoudeh

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Teaching & Learning Guide for: Between Political Religion and Politicized Religion – Interwar Fascism and Religion Revisited’ by Mr. Eliot Assoudeh – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: This guide accompanies the following article: Between Political Religion and Politicized Religion – Interwar Fascism and Religion Revisited

Coming Soon: ‘The śrāddha: The Development of Ancestor Worship in Classical Hinduism by Dr. Matthew Sayers

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘The śrāddha: The Development of Ancestor Worship in Classical Hinduism’ by Dr. Matthew Sayers – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: The association of Hinduism with reincarnation is well-known, but this connection obscures a long tradition of ancestor worship. The ritual texts of the Vedic and later Hindu traditions describe in detail the procedure … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Divine Presence in Ancient Near Eastern Temples by Prof. Michael Hundley

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Divine Presence in Ancient Near Eastern Temples’ by Prof. Michael Hundley – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: This article addresses ancient Near Eastern conceptions of divine presence in the realm of the temple, considering evidence from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Hittite Anatolia and Syria-Palestine. It analyzes the perceived religious function of ancient Near Eastern temples, … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Buddhists and Violence: Historical Continuity/Academic Incongruities by Prof. Michael Jerryson

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Buddhists and Violence: Historical Continuity/Academic Incongruities’ by Prof. Michael Jerryson – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Within the last several decades, there has been a surge in Buddhist-influenced conflicts in places like the Tibetan region of China, Myanmar, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Every religious system has had violent instances. In many ways, the … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘“THE ROLE OF PLATONISM IN AUGUSTINE’ S 386 CONVERSION TO CHRISTIANITY” by Dr. Mark Boone

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘“THE ROLE OF PLATONISM IN AUGUSTINE’S 386 CONVERSION TO CHRISTIANITY”’ by Dr. Mark Boone – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Augustine’s conversion to Christianity in A.D. 386 is a pivotal moment not only in his own life, but in Christian and world history, for the theology of Augustine set the course of theological … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘A ‘gigantic struggle between believers and those without God’? Catholicism in the Spanish Second Republic, 1931-9 by Mr. Richard Ryan

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘A ‘gigantic struggle between believers and those without God’? Catholicism in the Spanish Second Republic, 1931-9′ by Mr. Richard Ryan – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: In Spain today the place of the Catholic Church and the role of the Catholic faith under the Spanish Second Republic (1931-9) remain one of the most … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Marriage in American Muslim Communities by Prof. Juliane Hammer

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Marriage in American Muslim Communities’ by Prof. Juliane Hammer – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Marriage in its relation to religion, specifically Islam, is intrinsically linked to questions of sexual and gender norms. U.S. Muslim communities , extremely diverse in their backgrounds, negotiate marriage in their discourses on a spectrum that constructs “American” … Continue reading